Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh has gotten into controversy even before the release of the film. The trailer of the film was released earlier this week and a dialogue from it has not gone down too well with the audience.
During the trailer, Kartik Aaryan during a conversation with his friend about his frustrated married life, says that “If we ask our wives for sex then we’re called beggars, if we deny them sex then we’re called torturers, and if we coerce them into having sex with us, we’re called rapists.” Although, the dialogue was supposed to be taken in a light comic note but people have linked it with the issue of Marital Rape.
Makers of the film have however now decided to fix this and there is a report that this dialogue will be taken down from the movie. According to Bollywood Hungama, the makers have decided to take it down. A source told regarding this, “Since Kartik Aaryan’s monologue in Pyaar Ka Punchnama was a hit they thought of doing another one this time and got carried away. The offensive monologue will be edited out of the film.”
In addition to this, actors have also come out and clarified their stance on it. Bhumi Pednekar spoke to Zoom regarding this saying, “If we have hurt anybody’s sentiments, we are sorry, because that wasn’t the intention. But everybody who is involved in Pati Patni Aur Woh, does not belong to that school, does not belong to that thought process”.
She further said, “Mudassar (Aziz, the director) has always celebrated women. My films say a lot about what I feel about my gender and what I am trying to do. We are constantly working towards reducing the gender gap. So, I am not going to be a part of anything that will increase it. I have said ‘no’ to a lot of movies where they were ready to pay me s**t tons of money but I didn’t do those films. Those films have gone on to become massive hits.”
Actor Kartik Aaryan has not said anything on this till now.
Talking about the film, it is a remake of the 1978 film of same name and is slated to release on December 6, 2019.